National POW/MIA Recognition Day 2019

DoD photo by Senior Airman Jesse Lopez, U.S. Air Force/Released via  Flickr

DoD photo by Senior Airman Jesse Lopez, U.S. Air Force/Released via Flickr

The third Friday in September is recognized as POW/MIA Day, a time to remember the sacrifices of prisoners of war (POW) and servicemembers who are missing in action (MIA). Until 1979, there was no formal recognition day set aside for these important men and women in uniform.